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Lionsgate Alternative Television Signs With UTA

Fresh from its launch earlier this month, Lionsgate Alternative Television is getting a little agency help.

The unscripted arm of the studio has signed with UTA for representation.

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Lionsgate launched the division earlier in January, bringing together its own Pilgrim Media Group, with eOne’s U.S. and U.K. non-scripted groups, Blackfin, Renegade and Daisybeck Studios following the $375M deal to buy eOne.

It is run by Managing Director Craig Piligian, who was previously represented by WME.

All of the eOne labels will remain intact including Naked & Afraid producer Renegade, Blackfin, which produced Netflix’s Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, The Yorkshire Vet producer Daisybeck and eOne UK, which is behind MTV’s Ex On The Beach.

Lionsgate Alternative Television’s management team will include Pilgrim Media Group’s President Gretchen Stockdale and EVP Nicholas Caprio, while Renegade bosses David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe will serve as Senior Executives on the team.

UTA Partners and Co-Heads of Unscripted Television, David Kirsch and Geoff Suddleson, said that they were looking forward to working with Lionsgate Alternative Television and highlighted the track record of the individual companies.

“With deep buyer relationships and unmatched industry expertise, UTA will be an exceptional partner for Lionsgate Alternative Television as we continue to scale our operations and strengthen our role as an unscripted powerhouse,” added Piligian. “I am especially pleased to expand my relationship with David and Geoff and their team, as they help spearhead the future of this division.”

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